Congressman Joe Heck

Representing the 3th District of Nevada
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Congressman Heck Statement on Training Accident at Hawthorne Army Depot

Mar 19, 2013
Press Release

WASHINGTON - Congressman Joe Heck (NV-03) today released the following statement on the explosion at the Hawthorne Army Depot.

"This morning we awoke to the devastating news that seven Marines were killed during a training exercise at Hawthorne. This tragic event underscores the fact that whether at home or abroad, all of our men and women in uniform put their lives on the line every day and that the costs of defending a nation are great. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of those we lost and I extend to them my deepest condolences. I also thank all of those who responded to the explosion and helped get the injured to safety. I will continue to watch this situation closely and my staff and I stand ready to assist in any way we can in the wake of this horrible event."